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colin rush, mike shumann, see you at 6:00. welcome to "world news." tonight, frozen nation. the very real dangers of the arctic blasts. temperatures not seen in decades. tonight, what doctors are seeing already. what authorities are telling the fans in green bay, 80,000, about to gather outdoors in temperatures 15 degrees below zero. new england, the collapse under heavy ice and the airplane forced to make an emergency landing on a snowy new york city highway. from chicago to green bay, from boston to new york, our extreme weather team out in full force. in other news, legendary singing duo. >> this one's called "cathy's clown." again, the everly brothers. >> a look back at the life of phil everly. ♪ don't want your love >> the younger brother hitting
the higher notes. also tonight, going home. good news for a former first lady, and look who's waiting in the window for barbara bush. and the mega surprise, the mystery winner coming forward. how he suddenly remembered he might have purchased that winning ticket. good evening. and it's great to have you with us on a saturday night watching indoors on a very cold evening and just look behind me here at this map. by early next week, every state covered in purple will see temperatures at or well below freezing. tonight this winter storm has become deadly from the midwest all the way to the east coast and nebraska, look at this. you can see the light there streaming through the burned out windows of a building that caught fire. firefighters battling the blaze and the frigid temperatures. all the way to the east. into vernon, connecticut, a man nearly hidden by the snow he's trying to clear away there. and for as cold as it is it's about to get worse. an arctic blast moving in and covering it all from the midwest to the east. our extreme team covering it all.
and we begin with gio benitez in chicago where they're getting more snow tonight on top of the foot they already have. gio, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. yeah, the snow just started falling moments ago. in fact, you can hardly see this beautiful chicago skyline already, and that chicago river completely frozen. this is our icy nation. tonight millions are bracing for more than just a snowstorm, but also a paralyzing deep freeze, a bone-chilling blast of bitter cold temperatures now threatening much of the nation. forecasters predicting subzero wind chills beginning tomorrow, the most frigid cold snap in years. >> winter is brutal. >> reporter: how cold? this water freezing in just seconds. >> now it's ice. >> reporter: temperatures expected to plummet in green bay, making tomorrow's ice bowl one of the coldest nfl games in history. the packers and the 49ers will play in temperatures near zero degrees.
it will feel like 15 below zero. wbay's matt smith is there. >> that all-important tailgating forecast here in green bay calls for a wind chill of negative 15. so for the roughly 80,000 fans brave enough to embrace the bitter cold, they'll receive free hand warmers, free coffee and hot chocolate. >> reporter: while they prep for a day of fun there's real danger here in the midwest. watch just how quickly heat escapes the body. this thermal camera showing the heat pulling away within minutes. 16 people have died from weather-related injuries. doctors stressing, be careful. doctor, what are some of the injuries you're seeing today? >> well, folks are getting injured just being out in the cold and not preventing injuries that they would encounter with strenuous exercise. >> reporter: now major cities are trying to get the homeless off the streets and into shelters. and back here in chicago, we're going to be seeing really heavy snow overnight. in fact, david, listen to this, come monday morning, we're talking about a daily
temperature, a temperature in the daytime of 11 degrees or 11 below zero, david. it is going to be frigid here. >> all right. bundled up again tonight. gio benitez leading us off. and now to a frightening scene in the middle of the snow and cold right here in new york city. a small plane making an emergency landing on a major interstate lined with snow. the three people on board were taken to the hospital. but not badly hurt. no one driving on the highway hurt either. no word yet on what forced the emergency landing today. and tonight in boston, where they're digging out, another emergency. a building collapsing under ice. abc's ron claiborne is there tonight. ron. >> reporter: david, boston got well over a foot of snow and now we're getting hit with that arctic air that gio was just talking about. earlier this morning, the temperature was around zero and struggled throughout the day just to get into the 20s. the new challenge here and throughout the region, dealing with all of the snow that we got. the light and fluffy snow
that fell has now hardened into an icy, solid mass lining streets and growing into miniature mountain ranges. major streets are well-plowed, but secondary roads are hard-packed like this one. and from maine to maryland, there's still plenty of shoveling to do. here in boston, more than 17 inches of snow. >> in boston we say it's a wicked lot of snow. >> reporter: and all of that snow has to go somewhere. where does all this snow go? >> we'll haul it way. we actually have -- >> reporter: to where? >> what we call snow farms. a snow farm doesn't mean we grow snow. it means we dump snow. >> reporter: in north attleborough, massachusetts, an historic building that caught fire during the storm collapsed under the weight of ice formed by all the water used by firefighters to douse the blaze. and in many cities there is now a new danger from above, icicles. the next two or three days are going to be especially tricky as temperatures seesaw. cold today, much warmer in the next couple of days. rising well above freezing and then rain and then temperatures plunging again back into the single digits. that, david, is a recipe for a
lot of ice. >> that is for sure. ron claiborne with the boston skyline and the snow behind him tonight. now to the stagger number of delays and cancellations in airports across the country in the midst of the storm. linzie janis is at laguardia airport tonight. >> reporter: passengers still stranded from this week's snowstorm frustrated by long delays and cancellations at airports across the country. the roca family returned to chicago from a vacation in cancun friday to find their connecting flight to omaha canceled. >> we didn't know any of this was going on. so we should have stayed. >> reporter: the numbers are staggering. today more than 4,000 delays. but since the snow first started falling, more than 35,000. and tonight, jetblue customers at jfk firing off pictures of long lines. at laguardia, college student lisa cho spoke to us after spending thursday night on a cot. >> i was so tired. i just knocked out. it wasn't so bad.
>> reporter: so you just heard from lisa cho. i caught up with her today. she is about to spend her third night at laguardia airport. this disruption far from over. david, there's already hundreds of cancerlations on the books for tomorrow. >> thanks. i want to bring in meteorologist brad nitz from ourtation in atlanta, wsb, tonight. it reaches further south than atlanta. >> in the florida panhandle, we have already had cold weather watches and warnings and in metro atlanta, a winter storm watch has been issued. >> you are watching the snow accumulating in places with snow already. >> that's right. a developing snom will produce heavy snow in spots. half a foot in st. louis. chicago, already a foot to a foot and a half on the ground and an additional 8 inches there and 10 inches around grand rapids. this is a leading edge of a very cold air mass that is settling in so behind the snowstorm, some of the coldest air we have seen in decades. these are high temperatures. in fargo, 17.
and 19 below. minneapolis, 11 and 15 below. in chicago, 12 below for a high temperature monday afternoon. >> but when you see 15 below in minneapolis on monday you got to wonder is that a record? >> it's very close to an all-time record low/high temperature in minneapolis. cold that hasn't been seen in decades. >> all right, brad nitz, see you first thing on "gma." one novel solution to the back-breaking work of shoveling snow and it's made in america. it's a remote control snow blower from aaron from ft. wayne, indiana. it started out as a remote control lawn mower, but with new chains on the tires and a game style controller, it can plow snow without breaking a sweat. i see a story here in the making. in the meantime tonight, one place colder, antarctica, the u.s. coast guard sending a cutter, the "polar star" to help two ships there stuck in the ice pack. one of them is that russian research ship from which 52 passengers were rescued this week.
the other is a chinese ship that provided the helicopter to rescue passengers from the russian ship. the coast guard cutter is at least two days away. we turn to other news tonight. a developing story, u.s. intelligence officials are watching closely. in iraq, al qaeda forces making their move, taking control of fallujah with sounds reminiscent of the iraq war. just listen tonight. [ gunfire ] you can hear the gunfire there. it has been deadly. of course, fallujah is the site of two of the bloodiest battles during the iraq war. the state department tonight saying, "we are concerned by efforts of the al qaeda terrorist state of iraq. their barbarism against civilians and against the iraqi security forces is on display for all to see." i want to bring in martha raddatz with us here on a saturday night. martha, you've reported from fallujah many times. the obama administration has got to be concerned with what they're seeing. >> reporter: they're very concerned, david. i remember talking to you just over two years ago when i was coming out with the last convoy of u.s. troops. i had visited fallujah the day before that happened. it was rather unstable
then, rather frightening then but tonight you've got al qaeda flags flying in this very key area right next to syria. >> you were telling me we have a diplomatic team there, about 100 marines, but they're in baghdad. what can they do? >> most are not going anywhere. they're there to protect the embassy and the classified material. so the u.s. watching closely, sending drones, but not doing anything else at this point. >> we'll be watching first thing in the morning with george. martha, thank you. next to the vatican, pope francis is making headlines with the warning about future priests. here's abc's alex marquardt now. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: in the ten months since he was elected, pope francis has made a name for himself by saying exactly what he thinks. we now learn that the pope reportedly warned that young priests must be trained properly, otherwise we are creating little monsters, and then these little monsters mold the people of god. the pope's frankness has driven
his favorability rating to a sky high 92% among american catholics. he has blasted the gap between rich and poor, and said, "you cannot serve the idol of money and the living god at the same time." he recently called unfettered capitalism, "a new tyranny" riling many. this week, cardinal tim dolan of new york had to defend the pope. the billionaire co-founder of home depot, ken langone, told cnbc that the pope's comments were unsettling. "you want to be careful about generalities," he said to dolan. "rich people in one country don't act the same as rich people in another country." >> the pope loves poor people, he also loves rich people. he loves people. >> reporter: cardinal dolan also said the church's economic view is somewhere between socialism and what he called cutthroat capitalism but it's clear that pope francis' efforts to create a church for the poor is leaving some feeling left out in the cold.
david? >> all right, alex. thank you. and one more surprise from the pope tonight, who's been known to make an unexpected phone calls from time to time. this time he called the nuns at a spanish convent, and when he got no answer, left a message in spanish. [ speaking a foreign language ] here's what he's saying in that voice mail, he asks, "what are the nuns doing that they can't answer the phone?" then simply saying, "this is pope francis. i wanted to offer greetings for the end of the year. maybe i'll try to call again later. may god bless you" by the way, he did call back, and they picked up. and answering a call for help tonight, we learned that on new year's day, one of the richest men in the world needed help. amazon.com founder jeff bezos was rescued from a cruise ship in the pacific ocean after a kidney stone attack. the equadorians shuttling him to his private jet rushing him to the u.s. for emergency treatment and tonight we're told he's recovering. and good news for former first lady barbara bush out of the hospital. mrs. bush spent nearly a week there treating a bout of pneumonia.
the family sharing a photo of their dogs waiting at the window for her return. she celebrates her 69th wedding anniversary in the coming week. tonight here we look back at the life of a music legend, phil everly, one-half of the everly brothers. ♪ i need you so that i could die i love you so ♪ phil everly on the left, one-half of that legendary duo. ♪ whenever i want you all i have to do is dream dream, dream, dream ♪ he was the younger brother hitting the higher notes. a career spanning five decades. ed sullivan introducing the brothers in 1957. >> here's the story of a little boy and girl who went to the movies and fell asleep. the everly brothers and their newest recording. ♪ >> at the peak of their stardom, they averaged a top ten hit every four months. ♪ wake up little susie wake up
"wake up little susie" was actually banned from many radio stations because of its story line. two teens out together at a movie well past midnight. too suggestive for the times. ♪ wake up little susie and me and here being introduced by a young dick clark on "american bandstand." >> this one's called "cathy's clown." again, the everly brothers. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ don't want your love anymore don't want your kiss that's for sure ♪ ♪ i die each time i hear this sound here he comes that fancy clown ♪
it's believed that song might have sold more than any of the singles. the beatles early in their career calling themselves the english everly brothers. tonight so many legendary singers reacting to the loss. nancy sinatra tweeting, "phil's gone. touring with phil and don was one of the thrills of my life." paul simon saying, "phil and don were the most beautiful-sounding duo i ever heard. both voices pristine and soulful, part of the birth of rock 'n' roll." ♪ bye bye my love good-bye bye bye my love good-bye ♪ [ cheers and applause ] their music gets better with time, doesn't it? his wife patti saying, "he fought long and hard against a lengthy illness, but we are absolutely heartbroken." there is still much more ahead on "world news" this saturday night. the stunning story behind the megamillions winner, the epiphany. how he remembered he bought the ticket. and later tonight, the famous singer stunning her assistant.
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realization, wait a minute, i was in san jose, checks the tickets and discovered that he is the multimillion dollar jackpot winner. >> reporter: he is going for the lump sum of $173.8 million before taxes. tran told lottery officials he left a message for his boss saying he won't be in tomorrow, next week or ever. david. >> we all think about that. remembering an actress from one of the best movies of all time. at 25th and hoffman. ...and the little room above the strip mall off roble avenue. ♪ this magic moment it is the story of where every great idea begins. and of those who believed they had the power to do more. dell is honored to be part of some of the world's great stories. that began much the same way ours did. in a little dorm room -- 2713. ♪ this magic moment ♪
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she was the contestant on american idol, finishing far from first. jennifer hudson proving to everyone they were wrong. now it's her assistant winning big. he's reena ninan. >> reporter: it's a scene similar to the ones she played on the big screen as carrie bradshaw's assistant who was gifted a big surprise. >> oh my god. my very own louis vuitton? >> reporter: this time it's actress and singer jennifer hudson who's doing the
gifting. [ screaming ] hudson, surprising her longtime assistant with a new house. the singer posting the video on her instagram page. the two have been friends since grade school. by her side while she endured the heartbreak of a lifetime, the murder of her mother, brother, and nephew. killed in their chicago home. other celebrities realize the power of giving back, oprah winfrey giving a cruise to the mediterranean for 100 of her harpo staffers. and brad pitt, $80,000 on gifts for his vineyard staff in france. and it's gone viral now, receiving more than 24,000 likes. reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> got to love her for that. and good morning america in
the morning, good morning america. good night what we know about a man suspected of abducting a seven-year-old girl at gunpoint from her frondyard. >> the deadline is approaching for a girl declared to be brain dead to move to a new facility. what the family told us about their progress. >> the frozen tundra of lambeau field will live up to its anyway. how cold he niners will be in green bay tomorrow. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. good evening, i'm ama daetz. a man is in custody suspected of abducting a seven-year-old girl from outside her antioch home last night. police have not yet determined what charges david douglas will feys. cornell bernard has the latest. >> the seven-yearld